Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Woking and Guildford
I qualified as a general and psychiatric nurse in South Africa and I have over 12 years nursing experience working in acute and chronic mental health hospitals. My time as a counsellor and working as a psychiatric nurse in the past has exposed me to the harsh realities/issues that a person can experience, due to death, divorce, redundancy, abuse, illness, relationships, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression and addiction. This has given me an understanding of the reasons why you may be seeking counselling.
I am a practicing addiction counsellor at Catalyst, providing support for people dealing with the challenges of their drug and alcohol use. These problems can be a response to various past traumas, anxiety and depression. I offer help and assistance to people to make changes, using their own resources to deal with their experiences. Drugs and alcohol do not only affect the ones that are using them, but also those who love them, therefore I provide support for their families, carers and friends who may have been affected by the addiction. My focus is to improve the relationship between the user and their family, carers and friends. My aim is to help them to deal with the issues surrounding the use of alcohol and drugs that may be causing them anxiety and depression.